Cranston S. Knight

Cranston Knight

Title: Professor of History
Company: St. Augustine College
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Cranston Knight, Professor of History at St. Augustine College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching American and modern European history.

Dr. Knight obtained a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and followed with a master of arts in the same discipline with a minor in East Asian history from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago in 1990. He continued his education with a Doctor of Philosophy in American history with a minor in European modern history from Loyola University, Chicago, in 2005.

After providing superior service as an instructor of history with the Columbia College and the City Colleges of Chicago from 1999 to 2009, Dr. Knight served as Vice President of the United Nations Association of Chicago, in which he developed forums and conferences pertaining to current international affairs topics, from 2010 to 2014. He has prospered as an adjunct professor of history with St. Augustine college since 2011 and as director of Global Voices International: A Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Institute since 2012. Dr. Knight specializes in teaching United States foreign policy, modern Europe from 1900-1945, the Cold War, and contemporary world affairs.

Dr. Knight cites his empathy with people who are frequently marginalized and his compassion about world affairs, including hunger, clean water and democratic governance as key factors in his success. He points with pride in his development of a program called Best for Asian Students Only in which he counseled students one on one if they had difficulty with the language or curriculum.

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